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How to prepare and perform in a Job Interview

How to prepare and perform in a Job Interview

Got an interview call? Great! Its not just the call of opportunity but of a test to judge you as a potential candidate for a particular job.

Preparing & Performing in a  Job Interview

Preparing & Performing in a Job Interview

Getting an interview call is just half the work done in your job hunt. Many who get the interview call just don’t know how to present themselves and behave during a job interview. There are probably hundreds of articles written in detail about how to dress up or behave during an interview.

Here I will just list down some important points to follow while preparing for an interview and brief information about each point.

Dos and Donts

When you receive an interview call:

-          Make sure you show your interest in that particular Employer and the proposed job. A cold response to the interview call wills half your chances of a good interview.

-          Clearly convey to the Employer that you wish to appear for the interview on the assigned date and time. If for any reason you could not appear for the interview, mention that to the potential Employer.

-          Clearly understand the interview schedule i.e. date, time and venue. Employers hate late comers and time wasters.

-          Ask which documents you are required to bring with for the interview. Initially Employers just ask for your resume but its good to be clear.

-          Take the contact details of the relevant person for correspondence regarding the interview.

Dressing:

-          Remember that you are the “product” you will be going to “sell” to the Employer. Dress yourself properly with decent and neat attire. A product in a nice packaging stands a better chance of selling than one in a poor packaging.

-          Wear decent accessories that suit your personality, like a watch, cufflink, a tie or a pair of glasses. For men wearing accessories like chains, bracelets or cowboy hats etc. is not a good idea.

-          Do your hair properly.

-          Your shoes must be clean and in good shape. Remember that your hair and shoes are the first to get a viewer’s attention.

The Interview; “Perform” like a Champion:

-          Before going for an interview, research and know as much as possible about the organization, its business, competitors and market standings etc.

-          Reach on time for an interview. Being late reduces your chances of getting hired up to 50%.

-          You are here to perform; your good “performance” can make you a star and get you the job. Needless to mention the consequences of a bad performance.

-          Be confident; you’ve already done half the work for getting this job by getting an interview call.

-          “First impression is the last impression”; make a pleasant entry in the interview hall/room. Pass a smile (not a silly one) to the interviewer/interview panel.

-          If in a reachable distance, make a warm hand shake (no need to crack his/her bones) with the interviewer.

-          Answer each question clearly and confidently. Shaky voice shows lack of confidence.

-          After the interview, ask questions about the organization, job responsibilities, work environment etc. Remember these questions are important to show your interest in the company and willingness to work with them.

-          After the interview session, take the interviewer’s leave, make a positive handshake with a decent smile and leave the room/hall.

Writer is a contributor and team player at TechnoBird/Mustakbil.com.

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Interview Scheduling Was Never So Easy

Dear Valued Member,

Thank you for being a part of Mustakbil.com, Pakistan’s leading jobs site.

We are really excited to introduce Auto Interview Scheduler for employer accounts. If you have recently tried to access received resumes in your account you must have noticed Quick Actions Toolbar that slides down as soon as you select a resume by clicking the corresponding check box. This toolbar provide options to perform bulk actions on multiple resumes with single click.

Among those actions are the buttons for Interview and Auto Interview Scheduler. These buttons allows you to schedule multiple interviews by selecting candidates and clicking Interview button or scheduling interviews of all shortlisted candidates by clicking Auto Interview Scheduler button.

So, what exactly is Auto Interview Scheduler?

We realize that scheduling interviews is hectic and time consuming task, specially with large number of interviewees. Taking care of dates and time slots while ensuring no overlaps.

Are you also experiencing this challenge? you dont need to worry anymore. Mustakbil.com’s Auto Interview Scheduler makes interview scheduling a breeze. All you need to do is select the dates, specify duration of each interview, select days and time slots and click Schedule Interviews buttons, all done. Yes you heard is rite, all done. It will not only schedule interviews of all shortlisted candidates on the basis of your preferences but will also inform candidate through SMS and email alerts.

Have a look at the below screenshot to have an idea how it works.

Interview Scheduler

Isn’t it fast and simple?

So, what are you waiting for?

Logon to your account and start scheduling interviews online, its reliable and free.
Schedule Interviews Now
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Wishing you success using Mustakbil.com!

Thank you,

Team Mustakbil.com